3 Major Benefits of SEO for Your eCommerce Business

The number of businesses implementing eCommerce sites and selling their products in the digital space is rapidly growing. If you’re thinking about joining the bandwagon, start off the right foot by implementing SEO best practices.

SEO for eCommerce

The purpose of Search Engine Optimization is to improve your rankings in search engines and drive more organic traffic. In other words, when you appear on Google’s page one, people will come to your website and, very likely, make a purchase.

SEO stats show that search is the primary traffic source for shopping websites:

  • Search engines drive ten times more traffic to shopping sites than social media.
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5 Reasons Your Business Needs Marketing

You just spent years developing the perfect product. You just opened your business online and as a brick and mortar establishment, but you can’t get any customers to come your way. You need marketing.

Attractive marketing

Don’t get caught up in the misconception that marketing and advertising are one and the same. Marketing has a much broader spectrum. Proper marketing can drive your business forward over a much longer period of time.

If you’re still not sure why marketing is so pertinent to your business, take a moment to stop. Read through this brief overview, featuring a few reasons why your business needs good marketing.…

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3 Marketing Ideas To Use During The Holidays

With the holidays coming up quickly, it’s time to start thinking about how you can cater some of your marketing strategies to take advantage of this shopping season. As people are getting ready to spend their money on their loved ones, it’s wise to do everything in your power to ensure you can get a slice of that pie, too.

Holiday marketing

To help make doing this a little easier on your business, here are three marketing ideas to use during the holidays to help bring in more money to your business.

Promote A Holiday Giveaway On Social Media

The holidays are a great time to embrace the gift of giving and offer your customers and followers the chance to win some kind of giveaway.…

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5 Visual Strategies To Boost Your Sales This Season

The quickly changing seasonal landscape between October 31st and January 1st may leave you feeling like you’re on a roller coaster ride. You’ve barely got into Halloween mode before it’s time to switch it out for Thanksgiving, and then there’s Black Friday ads, Cyber Monday marketing ideas, Christmas posters and Boxing Day ads. Can you keep up with the ever changing lineup of celebrations, and does it matter?

Seasonal marketing planning

The easy way out is to give up on seasonal marketing and keep up your plain vanilla marketing. The benefit of that is much less work—you don’t have to revamp your website content and marketing plan every week, and you can continue using the same advertising that worked all summer.…

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Why Brand Safety Must Be Addressed in Your Digital Marketing Plan

Business owners put great effort into establishing and building their brand image. From the initial decision of what to name the company to the advertising strategy, all decisions help create an image that consumers associate with a brand.

Brand image safety

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

Mr. Buffett is spot on in his observation regarding how quickly hard work can be ruined. Brand safety, or lack thereof, is an ever-present risk in today’s digital marketing world. Business owners who engage in digital advertising must ensure that their team and agency, if applicable, keep brand safety top of mind throughout the campaign.…

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Why Online Reviews are Important for Businesses

The online world has brought so much to our fingertips, from our weekly food shop to researching into our next holiday destination. One area in which it’s having an increasingly pronounced effect is the public perception of businesses, turning the internet into a forum that enables consumers to base their purchasing decisions on the opinions of like-minded individuals. Although word of mouth has always been essential to a business’s fortunes, it’s now easier than ever for companies to be made or broken by the wisdom of crowds.

Online reviews are important

Yet, some small businesses—particularly offline ones—still place little importance on online reviews, despite the impact they can have, let alone worry about whether these reviews are positive.…

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5 Ways to Get Free Business Advertising

The question has been asked by many people and businesses – How to get free advertising for your business?

Luckily, there are a lot of free ways you can advertise your business. Please note that it’s recommended you do this even if you’re already doing paid advertising. Free advertising can still be good advertising if you’re doing it properly.

Free business advertising

Here are 5 ways to get free business advertising.

1. Utilize Social Media

You probably already use social media for your personal needs and you know it’s free. It’s also free to create an account for your business, a page, a group, and more.…

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What to Look for in a Digital Marketing Partner

Many business owners spend less time investigating their digital marketing consultants than they do equipment and furnishings. In fact, one OutboundEngine survey revealed 58% of teams spend less than five hours a week on their general marketing strategy, a sign that many companies don’t adequately vet their digital consultants.

Digital marketing partner meeting

I’ve seen countless instances of businesses missing clear signs that their consultant wasn’t as reliable or brilliant as promised. Rather than trusting any digital agency unquestioningly, executives should learn the ins and outs of the digital ecosystem themselves to lessen their risk.

It takes time for leaders to build digital marketing knowledge, but it’s an investment that can save organizations millions and help foster future growth.…

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How Your Website Can Help Build Your Brand

Most business owners today are aware of the importance of a website. Even with the prevalence of social media, a website helps to establish a business as legitimate and professional. However, while it’s fair to say that a website is a requirement for doing business, don’t look at it as simply another expense, or a box to be checked. Instead, view your website for what it is: a fantastic opportunity to build your brand.

Business website design

Seeing your website from this perspective will help you create a better site that uses the full potential of the internet for establishing and growing a successful business.…

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3 B2B Email Marketing Strategies That Convert

If you deal directly with a single consumer, you can easily tug their heartstrings with a compelling newsletter to get them to buy something. However, B2B marketing is a bit different.

B2B email marketing strategy

The buying process typically takes longer and the investment will likely be larger. Over time, you will have to nurture a relationship with the purchaser or manager to make the sale. With that in mind, how can you successfully get a B2B subscriber to open your emails, let alone respond and convert?

Here are 3 strategies that a B2B company can use to increase customer conversions with email marketing:

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